Tonight I made tracing paper patterns of the mountains (and towers) behind the big blue fluffly biteyou. I think I want to try to add thin, transparent papers to pull them out of their background a bit. I tried using a very old, very tissue-y Japanese paper from an old samples book that has a blue sort of flower pattern on it. I taped the tissue-y paper to the back of the tracing paper cut out of mountain #3 and cut out the shape as best as I could. I glued that to the canvas with a glue stick and then I sprayed it with a matte fixative...hoping it wouldn't melt the tissue-y paper. I wanted to pre-protect it from the matte medium that I will cover all of the paper add-ons with. I can always change it later if it really turns out badly...but so far, so good.
|Tonight's starting point.|
|The tracing paper cut outs of mountains and towers.|
|The really old Japanese tissue-y paper with the blue flower pattern.|
|The tissue-y paper cut out.|
|How it turned out -- for now.|
I tried to take a longer shot of the collage but my camera can't focus on the flower pattern even though I can see it.